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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Winners of the T.A. Pratt/Marla Mason and Mark Henry/Amanda Feral Giveaways!!! Plus Misc. News...

Congratulations to David Congdon (New York) and Krista Jackson (California) who were both randomly selected to win a SET of T.A. Pratt’s Marla Mason novels including copies of “Blood Engines”, “Poison Sleep”, “Dead Reign”, and the new book “Spell Games”, all thanks to Bantam Spectra!!! “Spell Games”, the fourth Marla Mason urban fantasy novel, officially comes out today! For more information, please visit the Official Marla Mason Website.

Congratulations also to David Tyckoski (Michigan) and Jennifer Allen (Michigan) who were both randomly selected to win SIGNED COPIES of
Mark Henry’sHappy Hour of the Damned” and “Road Trip of the Living Dead” thanks to Kensington Books and the author himself!!! “Road Trip of the Living Dead”, the second Amanda Feral novel, officially comes out today! For more information, please visit the Official Mark Henry Website.

In news, just a few tidbits:

To start with,
Cemetery Dance recently announced two new titles by Ronald Kelly, marking his triumphant return to the top of the horror genre. First is “Hell Hollow”, his first original novel in thirteen years:

The rural town of Harmony, Tennessee possessed a disturbing secret—a secret so ancient that most of its residents were completely unaware of it. Even the last survivors of a vigilante raid long ago have filed the tragic events of that autumn night away, totally unaware of the evil that remains, dormant, but forever patient, among the tall pines and thick-leaved kudzu of a place known only as Hell Hollow.

There it would have remained, unrevealed, if not for a handful of unknowing participants. Four kids, bored for excitement during one of the hottest summers on record. A killer on the run, dodging his latest atrocity. And a rape victim on a deadly mission—scarred in both body and mind. All have a hand in bringing forth an unspeakable evil from the dark woods of Hell Hollow...

Hell Hollow” will be available in Two Signed Limited Editions and can be ordered
HERE. Cover by Alex McVey.

Up next is “Midnight Grinding & Other Twilight Tales”, a 424-page collection representing the best of Kelly's short fiction written during the past twenty years. “Midnight Grinding & Other Twilight Tales”, which is available in Two Signed Limited Editions, is currently shipping now and can be ordered
HERE. Cover by Alex McVey.


Specializing in Southern Horror,
Ronald Kelly sets his dark rural tales in his home state and other southern locations. His novels include Hindsight, Pitfall, Something Out There, Moon of the Werewolf, Father’s Little Helper, The Possession, Fear, and Blood Kin. His audio-collection Dark Dixie: Tales of Southern Horror was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1991 and he has had numerous short stories in major anthologies, such as Cold Blood, Shock Rock, Hot Blood, Borderlands, The Earth Strikes Back, and Dark At Heart.

Reel Energy Entertainment and the Vampire Film Series and Festival (aka Vampire Fest) is proud to announce that Bridget Morrow, author of two unique contributions to the vampire lexicon, the novels, “Master” and “Alex”, will be one of the guests of Vampire Fest 2009.

Her first novel, “Master”, is the story of Lila, a young slave in the American South who is released from one type of bondage only to find another in the hands of her vampire lover, Alex. “Master” was published in 2004 and won the Los Angeles Black Book Expos Award for Fiction. Her second novel, “Alex”, is the prequel of “Master” and tells the story of Alexandre Venasillo, a nobleman in 15th century Spain, who ultimately becomes the vampire, Alex.

Bridget left her native St. Louis to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles. While working in television, theater and film, she also received her bachelors in English Literature and became a Registered Nurse. The written word always fascinated her and she became a writer. Look for her upcoming horror novella, “The Better Year”, which will be released through
Bad Moon Books in April 2009. For more information, please visit the author’s Official Website.

Moving on,
Orbit Books has released a cool new widget (see above) in support of Kevin J. Anderson’s upcoming novel “The Edge of the World”, which will be released this June. The widget includes a book synopsis, sample chapters, a video with the author, and information on a companion music CD.

Tor UK news, there is a new Podcast HERE with fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky in support of his new Shadows of the Apt novel, “Dragonfly Falling” (Reviewed HERE). Also, in support of the April 3, 2009 UK publication of Neal Asher’sShadow of the Scorpion”, which is an origin story of Agent Ian Cormac, Tor UK has released an extract HERE.

In really cool news, Brazilian wrtier
Fábio Fernandes, a regular contributor to Fantasy Book Critic, has sold his first short story to a U.S. online magazine called Everyday Weirdness. The story is called “The Boulton-Watt-Frankenstein Company” and can be read HERE. Be sure to check it out and congrats Fábio!!!

Giles Kristian informed me about a recently released teaser trailer HERE in support of his new book “Raven: Blood Eye”, which will be published on Thursday, February 26th (Bantam UK).


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